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Merger of Like-Missioned Chicago Nonprofits

Envision Unlimited and Neumann Family Services serve Chicago-area populations with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness, or a dual diagnosis. Both organizations originally focused on children and expanded to providing services to adults. The nonprofits worked side-by-side side for years, discussing the state of the health services industry and sharing concerns about the industry’s transition to a managed care system, and decided to merge in 2018. The combined nonprofit provides the ability to scale up, to align complementary programs, and to increase fundraising. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided a grant to fund a portion of the one-time costs for the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $10,000

Year Granted: 2018

Grantee: Envision Unlimited

Location: IL - Illinois

Grantee Website: Envision Unlimited